First Pictures. Soviets Hail Space hero , 1961/04/19
(1) Yuri Gagarin arrives at Moscow airport in his first public appearance, greeted by Khrushchev, hugged, then stands on Lenin's tomb (2) Ike's return to Pennsylvania (partial newsreel).
Production Company Universal StudiosAudio/Visual sound, b&w
November 17, 2006
Yuri Gagarin Greets Cheering Crowds in Moscow, While Ike Greets Cheering Crowds in Pennsylvania
Newsreel showing Russian TV news footage of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, being officially honored in Moscow in front of cheering crowds. This is interesting because it shows Russian TV news footage, which was hard to see outside of the Soviet Union at the time. Also included is a story of President Eisenhower returning to his farm in Pennsylvania. This is pretty ordinary, but it has historical interest.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.